Get read, get set, hunt… for Easter Eggs, that is. The Egg Hunt is one of Easter’s most popular customs. Kids of all ages look forward to “hunting” for the brightly colored eggs and the surprises that may be inside. Easter Egg hunting actually began in America when German immigrants brought their Osterhase tradition to Pennsylvania in the 1700s. Today, Egg Hunts have expanded to include chocolate, candy, toys and prizes.
In keeping with tradition, Mountaintop will have several Egg Hunts to celebrate the Easter season, welcoming local children to enjoy hunting for eggs and, in some cases, even enjoying a visit from the Easter Bunny.
Rice Township has planned its Easter Egg Hunt for Saturday, April 5 at 1 p. m. in the township park for children up to age 10. After a year’s absence, the event will be egg-stra special. Not only will the hunt be fun for the kids but it will also double as a community service project for Brownie Troop 30197 whose members are very excited to be assisting in the event. Rain date for the Egg Hunt is April 6 at 1 p. m.
“The girls will be stuffing eggs with stickers, candy and tattoos,” relates Holly Guydish, troop leader. “The Board of Supervisors budgeted $800 for the hunt, and I have been shopping with Beth Stecht, Egg Hunt assistant coordinator, to get everything we need. In addition to eggs, which will contain some little special surprises, there will also be some filled Easter baskets which will be prizes that correspond to lucky numbers in some eggs.” There will also be small goody bags for the egg hunters.
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